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APAC pay-TV $10bn boost

Pay-TV revenues in the Asia Pacific region (22 countries) will grow by $10 billion between 2014 and 2020, according to Digital TV Research. The Digital TV Asia Pacific Forecasts report estimates that pay-TV revenues will reach $41.52 billion by 2020.

US consumers against Comcast/TWC merger

US consumer advocacy body Consumers Union is heightening its opposition to the proposed merger of Comcast with Time Warner Cable by launching a new ad campaign in support of its efforts to see the deal rejected. It suggests that if the deal gets approved, Comcast would gain unprecedented control over what people see on TV and online, and how much […]

Q4 some relief for US pay-TV

The top pay-TV operators in the US added 101,000 new subscribers during the fourth quarter to end a roller coaster year in 2014 according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, Digital Television Operator Performance Benchmarking: North America. The research firms findings suggest

Anevia ViaMotion chosen by Philippines cable operator

Telmarc Cable, a Philippines CATV and Internet service provider, has chosen Anevia’s ViaMotion Streamer as the core of a newly launched wireless multichannel television service being operated from its headquarters in Manila. The service has successfully completed its trial phase and is now being offered on a subscription basis over Wifi. “The Anevia solution was recommended to us by a […]

US pay-TV subs down 125K

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The thirteen largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing some 95 per cent of the market – lost about 125,000 net video subscribers in 2014, according to the Leichtman Research Group. Annual net pay-TV losses in 2014 were comparable to 2013, when the same top pay-TV providers lost about 95,000 subscribers. The top thirteen pay-TV providers account for 95.2 […]

Tele Columbus revenues up 3.3%

Tele Columbus Group, the third largest German cable network operator, further executed its growth strategy in full year 2014 resulting in a strong performance according to preliminary unaudited figures. Revenues grew by 3.3 per cent year on year to €213 million in 2014. Normalised EBITDA grew significantly by 12.3 per cent year on year to €98.9 million in 2014. Operating […]

Vivendi accepts Numericable-SFR, Altice offer

Multinational cable and telecommunications company Altice, founded by telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has entered into the final agreements with Vivendi regarding the acquisition of the 20 per cent stake Vivendi owns in France’s second-largest telco Numericable-SFR for a price of €40 per share. The transaction carried out via its subsidiary Altice France, and Numericable-SFR, follows approval by Vivendi’s Supervisory Board […]

DOCSIS channels double in 2014

Technology market research firm Infonetics Research, now part of IHS, has reported that DOCSIS channel shipments rose to record levels in 2014 — up

Green light for Seven’s Presto deal

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of shares in the Presto Entertainment  SVoD service by Seven Network Operations, a subsidiary of Seven West Media, suggesting that competition and consumer choice in paid television services is increasing. Presto Entertainment provides subscribers with access to general entertainment content including premium and library […]

Analyst: Cord-cutting evidence confused

Analyst firm MoffettNathanson’s comprehensive quarterly report on the US cable and satellite pay-TV sector, admits that on the surface “all is calm” insofar as subscriptions are up (by 101,000) during Q4/2014 but reminds readers that this always happens in the traditional pre-holiday Q4, so look at the trailing year and the actual number falls by a tiny 0.1 per cent […]

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